Tempo, Saturday March 20, 2010
By: Nonoy E. Lacson
ZAMBOANGA CITY- Marines rescued a 43-year-old female public school canteen manager in Lamitan City, basilan whow as allgedly kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf Group(ASG) last week.
They were able to arrest her kidnapper, a suspected member of the ASG.
Western Mindanao Command(WesMinCom) identified the kidnap victim as Examinda Lindio. She was rescued at 2pm last Thursday at the residence of the suspect in Barangay Maloong San Jose, Lamitan City.
her kidnapper, Arvin Guirny Artiaga was arrested a few hours earlier in Brgy. Maloong San Jose.
The military conducted a rescue operation after her family reported after her family reported her disappearance tot he police and military.
Lindio reportedly failed to return home on Idris Drive, barangay maganda, Lamitan City after she left Saturday last week.
Lindio was reported to have been kidnapped after her family received a call from man claiming to be an ASG member who demanded a P2 million ransom.
The caller claimed to be a follower of ASG commander Pulah montong based in the hinterlands of Mohammad Ajul, Basilan.
Military and police troops were immediately deployed to track down Montong's group in Mohammad Ajul.